This afternoon you will be doing History and Music.
Thursday 30th April 2020
LI: To explain how attitudes towards African art have changed since the Victorian times and question whom ancient artefacts belong to.
Look at this powerpoint about African art, specifically the 'Benin Bronzes:
You have three tasks to complete:
Task 1 (Main Task)
What some people thought when they saw the Bronzes
What the Bronzes really tell us about the Benin Kingdom
What do you think? There is no right or wrong answers here, it is more like some philosophical thinking. Answer the following questions about the Bronze that is wanted by The New York Gallery.
Imagine that the Benin Bronzes had been found in a chest today, in the 21st century.
Thursday 30th April 2020
LI: To learn a song with Sign Language
You all already know that Miss Hesketh loves using songs in Sign Language. Not only does it help us to include many more people with our music, but it is also a great thing for everyone to learn! Using actions in songs helps us to remember the lyrics and even helps us to get better at spelling; have a look at this page for some of the benefits:
THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING SIGN LANGUAGE:
I would like you to try and learn a whole new song with the Sign Language.
Start with Hey Mr Miller (an easy one because we have done it before- I know it's Thomas's favourite!) and then explore some other songs. It's a great skill to have (and very impressive) so film yourself doing it and send it to our school twitter @kensingprimary. You could even ask your parents for their permission and help to upload it to their YouTube or TikTok account.
Some of Miss Hesketh's favourites are below but you can choose any.
There are 47 different signed songs that you could learn here on Sing Up:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL26F918F280D50EAD or plenty more on YouTube. Remember to use the BSL (British Sign Language) version not ASL (American).
Did you know?!
Singing out loud releases feel-good hormones called endorphins that make you feel happy and positive. There is also a tiny part of your inner ear, called the sacculus, that releases even more happy hormones when it’s stimulated by music. So turn up the volume and belt out your favourite tune!
Not only is it good for your mental health and mood, but research has shown that singing can actually help build your immune system. And did you know that singing is also an aerobic activity? It forces us to breathe deeply, which draws more oxygen into our bodies. This then travels all around our bloodstreams and even oxygenates our brains.
Singing to babies prepares them for communicating later in life as it helps them get used to the structure and inflections of their native language. For children, singing strengthens your lips and tongues which encourages clear speaking, and also expands your vocabulary and teaches you about creative language and rhyme.
Learning to sing along with your favourite songs is a great way to build up your memory, as you recall lyrics and tunes - just think of how many songs you know off by heart without even trying! Singing as part of a group, such as a choir or a class, or even just with your family, can also build up your concentration and stamina as you try to keep in tune and follow the pace of the group.
Action songs are a brilliant way to develop your co-ordination, gross and fine motor skills, as well as your ability to concentrate and focus.